O’Pen BIC North American Champs 2018 - Notice of Race

Registration and charter boat reservation is now live for the O’pen BIC North American Championships, August 9-11, at the prestigious Buffalo Canoe Club. From the North Americans, four very fortunate boys and girls will receive travel grants to the World Championships in New Zealand, hosted by Sir Russell Coutts, 30 Dec 2018 to 5 Jan 2019. Two boys will be randomly selected from the top ten boys, and two girls will be randomly selected from the top six girls.

The Buffalo Canoe Club, located in Ridgeway, Ontario, is an easy drive from airports in Buffalo NY or Toronto, Ontario, and has hosted many national and world sailing championships. BCC has more than 25 O’pen BICs in their own Junior Sailing Program, and the local sailors are keen to share their O’pen BIC hospitality, including visiting the incredible Niagara Falls nearby. Registration is now open right here!

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USA O’Pen BIC Full Event Calendar 2018 - updated 15/05/18

Eighty O’pen BICs participated in the North American Championships hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing, March 17-19.  Beautiful conditions allowed the completion of 14 races and the O'pen BIC Freestyle Challenge with 32 teams.
The highlight of the event, however, may have been the World Premier of the "Bridge of Doom" bringing course obstacles and X-Games feeling to Youth Sailing.   On one reaching leg of the high-speed slalom course, the sailors had to heel over to get under an inflatable arch.  This tested the sailor's boat handling and made for added fun and drama.  The "Bridge of Doom" has now been successfully tested for use at the America's Cup Endeavour O'pen, June 15-18, at the America's Cup Finals in Bermuda.
Nine sailors from the North American's now qualify for the America's Cup Endeavour O'pen, and join twenty-three other international O'pen BIC sailors who will be The Half Time Show between Race One and Race Two of the America's Cup Finals, June 17.
Find event results at:  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12817#_newsroom+results